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Jail for Rep. on JW’s 2008 Corrupt Pol List

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Another Member of JW’s Corrupt Pol List Guilty of Corruption

Another elected official who has appeared on Judicial Watch’s annual corrupt politicians list has been criminally convicted, this time a former Republican governor—Bob McDonnell— who not long ago was considered a serious White House contender. The former Virginia governor made JW’s 2013 Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians list after the…

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DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement

The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first reported the scheme two years ago when Countrywide Financial Corporation doled out $335 million…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Discovery of Backups for “Missing” Lois Lerner IRS Emails

Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.

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Obama Administration Plays Race Card in Ferguson

Innocent minorities in Ferguson are suffering the effects of violence because law enforcement is following Eric Holder’s ideological and racially political approach to policing, as opposed to the public interest model of police protecting lives and property.

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Holder dispatches team that ‘inflamed’ Trayvon case

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Obama’s DOJ Puts Nixon To Shame

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Eric Holder: I’m an Activist Attorney General and Proud of It

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In Blow to Obama, Court Orders Release of Fast and Furious Info

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Federal Court Orders Obama Administration to Release Fast and Furious Information

Judicial Watch announced today that on July 18, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over to the organization a “Vaughn index” of all requested Operation Fast and Furious materials from the June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit.

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Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Records on Obama’s Massive Effort to Grant Clemency to Criminals

Judicial Watch announced today that on June 23, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communication between the office of Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Federal Defenders: the ACLU, FAMM, the ABA, and NACCL relating to the organizations’ “Clemency Project 2014”

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JW Beats IRS in Court

If there is a case study which perhaps best describes why Judicial Watch is so important and how we are different from any other organization, it is the record of success we have achieved in exposing the Obama Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, in which that powerful federal agency was used to target and harass conservative organizations.

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‘Fast & Furious’ Update: Judicial Watch Petitions Judge for Crucial Docs

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Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department over IRS Criminal Investigation Facts

Judicial Watch announced today that on June 17, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking the number of hours DOJ Attorney Barbara Bosserman expended in the investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections cycles.

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Federal Court Grants Hearing on DOJ “Fast and Furious” Documents to Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch announced that a hearing will be held on July 8 before Judge John D. Bates regarding its motion to lift the indefinite stay of proceedings in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to those “Operation Fast and Furious” documents that the Obama Administration refuses to produce to Congress claiming that the records are protected

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Improper Leaks? Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Details of Leaks against Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communications regarding the investigation into former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, his wife Maureen, and their financial relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

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Celebrate Gay Day at DOJ Today

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Judicial Watch Sues Department of Justice on behalf of ATF Fast & Furious Whistleblower Dodson

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 28, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of ATF Fast and Furious whistleblower Special Agent John Dodson (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice ((No. 1:14-cv-00896)).

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DOJ Admits Fast & Furious Docs Should Be Released Under FOIA After Indefinitely Delaying JW’s Suit

Can a federal agency trying to cover up wrongdoing lawfully withhold documents under executive privilege—reserved for the president of the United States—when the records don’t even involve the commander-in-chief? That’s the question being argued before a federal court in Washington D.C. and the ruling could have a widespread impact on…

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DOJ Can Shield How it Singled Out Gay Staffers to Showcase at LGBT Law Conf.

A federal court has ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can keep secret a controversial process in which agency officials tried to identify gay employees so they could appear as props at a Gay and Lesbian legal conference featuring Attorney General Eric Holder as the keynote speaker. The plan…

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DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convicts

As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals out of jail. At least someone at the agency charged with enforcing the law and providing…


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